August 13, 2013
What’s New in Boston
Staying active in Boston area in the Fall and Winter
Fall is quickly approaching and its so easy as the weather gets cooler to do more and more indoors. This year I am challenging myself to incorporate more outdoor activities in the Fall and especially the winter months. Camping in the fall, apple picking at Tougas or Parlee orchards, cross country skiing at Weston ski track or Fresh Pond Reservation and ice skating at the many municipal rinks or this year in a park down the street are all things we would enjoy doing in the colder months, but with the days getting shorter and all the activities that kids have it's easy to find yourself huddled in your house.
Last winter in order to combat the desire to hibernate I decided we would try snowshoeing as a family. There are some reasonably priced snowshoes on the market for kids. I actually found some at Ocean State Job lot for my 7 year old and I got a deal for my 10 year old on-line at the end of the season. The challenge at the beginning was to find small but interesting loops for my younger child. The poles that came with the snowshoes were helpful. It was also helpful to have some hot chocolate waiting in the car when we finished.
08/13/2013 04:53 PM
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Tip of the Day
Make a leaf sailboat. A fallen leaf can be the sail, a stick the mast, and a pinecone or piece of bark the boat body. Head to a nearby pond, stream, or backyard kiddy pool to sail it.